Managing Deer in Communities
Every year, especially in the autumn, MMRMA receives inquiries from members asking about deer management. These requests come from urban and rural members alike, all sharing common challenges with deer populations in their communities.
Deer pose an array of difficulties for members: disrupting safety on airport runways, damaging crops and flower and vegetable plots, and, certainly, creating risk for those driving on roads and highways.
Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently shared three publications that might assist members in determining the correct strategy for their areas. MMRMA recognizes that communities can often be divided on the best way to cope with the challenges of dealing with deer.
Here are a few resources from Michigan DNR:
Michigan DNR Policy – Urban White-Tailed Deer Conflict
Michigan DNR – Suburban Deer Overview
Michigan DNR – Options for Managing Deer
For more information, see their website.
We sincerely hope our members find these resources useful. Please contact Membership Services if you have any questions.